HR6979 is a double star in the constellation of Draco.
HR6979 visual magnitude is 6.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR6979 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR6979:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR6979
HR6979 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR6979 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR6979 in the sky:
Visibility of HR6979 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR6979 is circumpolar and transits at 01:46 UTC (altitude: 76.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR6979
The image below is a photograph of HR6979 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR6979 is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.071 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR6979 from the Sun and relative movement
HR6979 is distant 442.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR6979
HR6979 belongs to spectral class A8
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR6979 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR6979 star system properties
HR6979 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR6979 double sysyem: